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Best Rejuvenating Spa Treatments In Los Angeles

The start of a new year is always a good excuse to get cleansed, renewed and rejuvenated. The following spa treatments are a great way to pamper yourself, hit the restart button, and de-stress from the holidays. Enjoy a facial, massage or a complete detox treatment for total bliss.

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The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 575-3000

Shiatsu – a 50 or 80-minute acupressure massage to help restore balance.

As you step foot inside the spacious and luxurious Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, it's easy to see why it was recently awarded the 2013 World Luxury Spa Award for Best Luxury Hotel Spa and Best Luxury Destination Spa in the United States. You'll find plenty of ways to get pampered throughout the spa's 41,000 square feet, with an extensive spa menu offering 30 face and body treatments, a dozen types of massages, dermatology, nutrition, fitness, health and wellness programs and even dentistry. Located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains near Thousand Oaks, this nurturing oasis provides a great respite from the city and is just 20 minutes from Malibu.

A Shiatsu Massage is both relaxing and energizing, as the therapist applies acupressure (finger pressure), along the body's meridian channels to release blocked energy and to stimulate the body's natural healing processes and restore overall well-being. This Japanese healing therapy combines acupressure, stretching and compression as well and is performed with the guest wearing loose clothing (provided by the spa in your treatment room).

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The Spa at Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200

Hydrafacial – a 60 or 90-minute facial using advanced medical technology for deep cleansing.

A tranquil oasis in the heart of Beverly Hills, just steps from Rodeo Drive, The Spa at Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons hotel) is sleek and modern with a club lounge vibe, though the treatment rooms are quiet, warm and inviting. A variety of organic and anti-aging treatments are offered with some of the most exclusive skincare brands in the world, including Natura Bisse and the Diamond Collection.

The Spa at Beverly Wilshire is the only spa in Beverly Hills to offer the HydraFacial, a soothing and invigorating facial that uses advanced medical technology for deep cleansing and serum infusions that go deep within the skin for ultimate hydration. Afterwards, you'll see instant and lasting results, with no discomfort or downtime and an improvement in your skin's fundamental health. Other facials offered at the spa use oxygen, anti-oxidants, and DermaLucent phototherapy (light to increase collagen production and protect the skin from free radical damage). After your treatment, enjoy a cup of herbal tea and gourmet dark chocolate as you de-stress further in the soothing relaxation lounge.

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Spa by La Prairie at Hotel Bel Air
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 909-1681

Weekday Bliss Spa Package – a 60 minute Signature La Prairie Facial, Deep Tissue Massage or Swedish Massage, lunch at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air ($50 credit) and access to the hotel's pool.

Open just three years ago, the Spa by La Prairie is a Forbes Five Star award-winning spa with a chic, modern design that offers a comprehensive menu of services, including facials for men and women, unique body treatments, and therapeutic massages. The Swiss beauty company, La Prairie is revered for its collection of luxurious, anti-aging products offered exclusively at the Hotel Bel Air.

The serene location in the hills of Bel Air is the perfect place to indulge, unwind and relax and the Weekday Bliss Spa Package allows you to extend your day at this exclusive property. After your massage or facial, you can have lunch at the pool or inside at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, featuring fresh, local produce and healthy California cuisine.

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Beverly Hills Spa by La Prairie
Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 276-2251

Travel Therapy Spa Package – a 60-minute Signature La Prairie Facial and a 60-minute Deep Tissue Massage or Swedish Massage.

The 5-star luxury Beverly Hills Hotel (aka "The Pink Palace") has been an iconic fixture on Sunset Boulevard for years, and is located in the center of Beverly Hills, surrounded by 12 acres of lush, tropical plants. The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie is on the Promenade level of the hotel and offers more than 40 different spa treatments, featuring La Prairie's unique anti-aging cellular facials and therapeutic massages. The spa also provides both in-room and poolside services.

Whether you're traveling or not, the Travel Therapy Spa Package fits the bill when you can't decide between getting a facial or massage, since you can experience both with this treatment. Begin with 60 minutes of a Swedish or Deep Tissue/Sports Massage to fully relax your body and then enjoy another hour of bliss with the La Prairie Signature Facial, and you'll be set from head to toe. This treatment is a great way to de-stress, get pampered and rejuvenate your skin and body.

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The Huntington Spa with Chuan Body + Soul
The Langham Huntington
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-6414

The Tao of Detox – a deluxe two and a half hour treatment that includes a body scrub, algae wrap, scalp massage, acupressure massage and facial.

The Huntington Spa is the only luxury hotel spa in Los Angeles to offer treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at its spa within, Chuan Body + Soul, which is based on the five life elements (fire, earth, water, metal and wood) and Chinese healing principles. This holistic approach begins by having you fill out a questionnaire to determine which life element is out of balance, and which essential oils, incense, candles, teas and juices are used in your treatment.

The Tao of Detox is a total rejuvenating package that cleanses, increases your energy flow and leaves you with a greater sense of well-being. The treatment begins with a luxurious full body exfoliation to stimulate blood and lymph circulation. After rinsing off, a laminara algae wrap infused with aromatherapy oils is applied and you are cocooned to intensify the detox process, while your therapist gives you an invigorating scalp massage. After another rinse off, tension is eased throughout your body with an acupressure massage to release energy blocks. You'll then have a few moments to hydrate in the Dream Room and enjoy cucumber water, teas and snacks, before being whisked away for a Sea & Senses Facial. This unique facial uses hot and cold marine stones in combination with a mineralizing marine algae mask.

Liz Laing is a writer, web designer and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest projects may be followed on Liz Laing.
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